Supporting the Adult Protective Services Workforce


Timothy Bates and Susan Chapman

February 2, 2020

An estimated one in ten adults over the age of 60 suffers some form of elder abuse. A key component of addressing ongoing elder abuse and the likelihood that its prevalence will increase as a result of a rapidly growing older adult population is the network of local and state agencies that form the country’s system of community adult protective services. Support for this workforce should be a public health priority.